For the retirees May 12, 2013

For the retirees May 12, 2013

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.

For information about activities or services at CRIS Senior Services, Danville, call 443-2999.

Information is also available from the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging, 800-888-4456; Senior Resource Center at Family Service, 352-5100; Senior Services of Champaign County, 328-3313; and First Call for Help, 352-6300 or 893-1530.


Senior exercise. 9 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Strong for Life program is used. Call 253-2325.

Body & Soul movement class. 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Lake Vermilion County Park, just off Denmark Road. First session, May 14, is led by Judy Story, board certified in geriatric nursing. Participants will move to relaxing music by the lake. For seniors 60 years and older. Free, but registration is required. Call Faith in Action, 431-8489, or go to

Urbana Parks Senior Monthly Potluck. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Business meeting, meal and entertainment. Each month, seniors bring a dish to share and their own table service. Membership dues in the group are payable after or during the first meeting. Group trips are part of membership benefits. Call Ellen Plummer, 344-4438.

Health screening. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, CRIS Senior Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Free blood pressure screening and question-and-answer with a registered nurse from Provena United Samaritans Medical Center every Wednesday. Dietitian every third Wednesday. Call 443-2999 for more information.

Minds in Motion. Spring semester, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday, through May 30, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. Activities and programs for older adults that are designed to improve or maintain cognitive, mental and physical functioning. Also, a variety of social and recreational activities are offered. Fees: Full semester, $200; daily rate, $20. Some scholarships available. Lunch included. Call Sandy Burgener at 898-4251 or 356-9078.

Blood donation opportunity. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,, Stevick Senior Citizen Center, 48 Main St., C. For information, call American Red Cross, 800-733-2767.

Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday,, parking entrance on Matthews, south of Green. Door on Goodwin Avenue south of Green Street, Urbana. Monthly food distribution for households below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Order of distribution is random, so there is no need to arrive early. For information, call 344-1120.

Dine with a Doc.11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800 N., Charleston., Educational topic, complementary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker: Dr. Kiran Joag of Sarah Bush Lincoln Family Medical Center, Mattoon. He is board certified in internal medicine. Free. To register, call LifeSpan Center at 639-5150.

Free bingo. 2:15 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main, Tuscola. Free. Call 253-2325 for more information.

Free computer classes.9 to 10:30 a.m. May 18, Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. "Computers 101" class every third Saturday. One-on-one instruction for up to 10 participants who may bring in their own laptops or use the personal computers in the library's computer lab. Call 367-4405 or email to register.

Brain Health. 10 to 11:30 a.m., at each Extension office: May 21 at 3164 N. Vermilion St., Danville, May 23 at 912 W. Seminary Ave., Onarga, and May 29 at 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C. This is the fourth session of a monthly four-part series. Designed to better understand our brains as we mature, tips and strategies to improve and maintain brain function. Participants were encouraged to attend all four sessions. Register at or call the Extension Office, Vermilion at 422-8615, Champaign at 333-7672 or Ford-Iroquois at 815-268-4051.

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease. 4 to 7 p.m. May 24, Piatt County Farm Bureau Building, 427 W. Marion, Monticello. Presenters are Heather Mulder from the Alzheimer's Association, Roxanna Webb, Piatt County caregiver adviser, and attorney John LaFon. Sponsored by Faith in Action. Light supper served. Free, but registration is required. Call Faith in Action, 762-7575, ext. 2.

Urbana Seniors Club trips. Day trips: July 24, Buddy Holly Tribute Show at The Beef House, Covington, Ind.; Aug. 12, Illinois State Fair, Springfield. Join the club for a very small fee. Call travel chairwoman Karen Hackett at 367-1394.


Peace Meal Nutrition Program provides daily hot lunches at 11:30 a.m. for a small donation and a one-day advance reservation at various sites in Urbana, Champaign, Rantoul, Sidney, Mahomet and Homer.

The program is for people age 60 or older. For reservations or more information, call 800-543-1770.

Home-delivered meal clients will receive two meals every Thursday and will not have delivery of meals on Friday. Meals will not be served at the Peace Meal sites on Fridays to those clients who typically attend the congregate sites. Reservations for Monday will need to be made with the site by noon Thursday.

Monday: Swiss beef patty, parsley garlic potatoes, mexi-corn, rosy applesauce, bread, butter or fortified margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Glazed baked ham, twice baked potatoes, capri blend vegetables, banana, bread, graham crackers.

Wednesday: Beef and noodles, red cabbage with sour sauce, sunshine salad, fruit compote, bread.

Thursday: Turkey loaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, dilled carrots and beans, fruit, bread.

Friday: No meals served. Two meals delivered Thursday.


Champaign-Urbana: Rides for grocery shopping in Champaign-Urbana city limits and rides for Champaign County residents to medical appointments can be arranged by contacting the Senior Resource Center of Family Service at 352-5100.

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District provides senior citizens with a special card for free bus transportation in Champaign-Urbana and half-price taxi service. Call MTD at 384-8188 for more information.


The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, a program of Family Service, offers retirees in Champaign, Douglas and Piatt counties the opportunity for meaningful service. For more opportunities, call RSVP at 359-6500.

Senior Transportation Program drivers needed. Volunteers provide rides for seniors who are no longer able to drive themselves. Drive to medical appointments and/or to the grocery store and help carry grocery bags if needed. Let us know what days or times of day you are available. Most rides are to and from the Champaign-Urbana area, but may extend throughout Champaign County. Mileage reimbursement is available. Call Karen or Brandon at RSVP, 359-6500.

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